In June, UC Davis’ Department of Human Ecology – one of our collaborators on Public Sediment – held two 2-hour workshops with the Union City Teen Center using Public Sediment’s Unlock Alameda Creek as the premise for their activities. The first workshop focused on introducing the teens to the challenges associated with climate impacts in their watershed and the Public Sediment’s design proposal. Students were provided Atlases, chipboard digital scavenger hunt/hashtag cards, and worksheets to share their ideas.
The second workshop introduced the Public Sediment creek model of Dry Creek and Alameda Creek, where the workshop itself was taking place. After a brief recap of projected climate impacts and the design strategy, students were broken into groups to explore model-making, drawing, or site flagging exercises to contribute their own ideas for increasing programming for people, building habitat for wildlife, and supporting transport of sediment. Several teams also focused on mitigation efforts and building better bike and pedestrian transportation connections.
Check out the Alameda Creek Atlas website to see more photos from the workshops and to learn more about various community engagement efforts.